Juan Mejia-Otero M.D., an endocrine specialist for pediatrics, has joined Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale. He is also an assistant professor of pediatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (UAMS) campus in Fayetteville.
Mejia-Otero will head up the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic at the Springdale hospital, treating patients who have diabetes and hormone disorders. The clinic has been using the expertise of a full-time APN and physician specialists based at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock. Hospital officials say the addition of Mejia-Otero will make it easier for children to receive more expedient specialized endocrine care in Northwest Arkansas.
“The demand for additional pediatric endocrine care in Northwest Arkansas has been obvious in our clinic for months,” said Trisha Montague, senior vice president and chief administrator of Arkansas Children’s Northwest. “We are thrilled to offer children with endocrine disorders Dr. Mejia-Otero’s expertise and even better access to care tailored to their unique needs.”
Mejia-Otero recently completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Texas Southwestern-Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and he is board-certified in pediatric endocrinology. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society and Pediatric Endocrine Society, Mejia-Otero received his medical degree from Universidad Libre, in Cali, Colombia, and has also worked at Miami Children’s Hospital.
Pediatric endocrinology is just one to the specialties the Springdale children’s hospital has been seeking to fill since opening last year.